.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Onion Awesomeness

I needed a laugh after this, so I went and checked the Onion, hoping to find something to pick me up and I sure did. Check the Awesomeness the is the Onion: God Outdoes Terrorists Yet Again ( I am sorry, but that's just an awesome Katrina headline) White Foragers Report Threat Of Black Looters NEW ORLEANS—Throughout the Gulf Coast, Caucasian suburbanites attempting to gather food and drink in the shattered wreckage of shopping districts have reported seeing African­Americans "looting snacks and beer from damaged businesses." "I was in the abandoned Wal-Mart gathering an air mattress so I could float out the potato chips, beef jerky, and Budweiser I'd managed to find," said white survivor Lars Wrightson, who had carefully selected foodstuffs whose salt and alcohol content provide protection against contamination. "Then I look up, and I see a whole family of [African-Americans] going straight for the booze. Hell, you could see they had already looted a fortune in diapers." Radio stations still in operation are advising store owners and white people in the affected areas to locate firearms in sporting-goods stores in order to protect themselves against marauding blacks looting gun shops. Awww. You think Kanye West was reading this when he made a jackass out of himself? hmmm.. Or check out this Classic: CEO Barbie Criticized For Promoting Unrealistic Career Images EL SEGUNDO, CA—Toy company Mattel is under fire from a group of activists who say their popular doll's latest incarnation, CEO Barbie, encourages young girls to set impractical career goals. "This doll furthers the myth that if a woman works hard and sticks to her guns, she can rise to the top," said Frederick Lang of the Changes Institute, a children's advocacy organization. "Our young girls need to learn to accept their career futures, not be set up with ridiculously unattainable images." The issue was first brought to national attention by mother, activist, and office manager Connie Bergen, 36, who became concerned when her 5-year-old daughter received the doll as a birthday gift and began "playing CEO." "Women don't run companies," Bergen said. "Typically, those with talent, charisma, and luck work behind the scenes to bring a man's vision to light." She added: "Real women in today's work force don't have Barbie's Dream Corner Office. More often than not, they have cubicles—or Dream Kitchens. I mean, what's next? 'Accepted By Her Male Peers' Polly Pocket?" LoooooooooooooooooooL. That's just wrong! Ahem. That's not funny! Not funny at all! And let's not forget my Horoscope: Gemini May 21 - June 21 This is a good week to remember that love is not a game for cowards. It's also not fair, not played by any rules, and not a game you can win, so good luck, Romeo. Awesome!


At 9/08/2005 09:34:00 AM, Blogger Mia said...

Please tell me that you made that up, no not the part about your horoscope. Ahhh maybe Mattell can make a talking "Bergen Barbie", everytime a little girl pulls it's string it says," you will never be more than you are now so don't try"

At 9/08/2005 10:01:00 AM, Blogger christina/ohio said...

I think the stuff about Barbie is stupid! I loved her as a kid and if I had a little girl I'd let her play with her too.

The stuff about looting was really out of line. I don't care what color/race you are, if you are carrying 20 pairs of jeans and plasma TV's you are looting. If it is food,water, diapers....etc.... you are doing what you have to do. Both are stealing but one is understandable the other not.

At 9/08/2005 12:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out some of the stories from the week or so before.. my favourite: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/39680
not safe for virgin eyes, but hilarious!


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home